Archives for Faculty & Staff

James Huff named star peer reviewer for engineering journal

April 22, 2020 | Engineering | The Journal of Engineering Education named Dr. James Huff, assistant professor of engineering, a Star Reviewer for 2019. Huff has been a peer reviewer for the journal since 2014. In 2018, the journal recognized top reviewers that have made significant contributions to the publication for the first time. Huff was honored as being in the top 1 percent of
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New executive chef joins dining services

Feb. 20, 2020 | Harding University announced the appointment of Lewis Curtis as executive chef of its dining program. Chef Lewis is responsible for directing the University’s dining program as well as creating and executing the catering menu for special events. As a seasoned culinary artist with more than 14 years of experience, Chef Lewis has served some of the nation’s top leaders and influential
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New director for charitable estate planning

Feb.17, 2020 |Office of Advancement | The Harding University Office of Advancement has appointed Ken Bissell as the new director for Charitable Estate Planning effective Feb. 1. In this role, Bissell will direct efforts to market the program and support donors through the planning process. “Ken has the strengths we need to successfully lead this important aspect of the Advancement Office,” said Bryan Burks, vice
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‘This card went to space’

Instructor of Engineering & Physics Will Waldron sent his business card up to space and, when he got it back, he put it in his wallet, where it has been ever-since. The summer before his senior year at Harding, Waldron was preparing to be the Student Association president, working with Dr. Ed Wilson, professor emeritus of chemistry, and as a counselor for Honors Symposium.  Wilson
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College of Business Administration appoints new chair and director

Dec. 18, 2019 | College of Business The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration has appointed Dr. Jake Stewart chair of information systems and Dr. Reet Cronk director of information systems graduate studies for the Graduate School of Business effective January 2020. Dr. Stewart, associate professor of business, has been with the University since 2003. He has more than 15 years of business industry
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Jon White, professor of engineering and physics, returns to the Ukraine with Harding students every summer

Dec. 2, 2019 | Department of Engineering & Physics | Dr. Jon White, associate professor of engineering and physics, has been a part of obtaining multiple grants to fund learning experiences outside classrooms during his 14 years teaching at Harding. In 2016, White acquired multiple grants from a foundation called VentureWell that focuses on humanitarian entrepreneurship and grants to work in Ukraine through the Fulbright
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University mourns death of Chancellor Emeritus Clifton L. Ganus

Sept. 10, 2019 | Dr. Clifton L. Ganus, Jr., Harding University’s third president and beloved chancellor emeritus, died Monday, Sept. 9 in Searcy, Arkansas. He was 97. Born April 7, 1922, to Clifton, Sr. and Martha Jewell Ganus in Hillsboro, Texas, Ganus gave the majority of his life to Harding. He served 73 years at the University beginning in 1939 when he came to Harding
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Written on stone

July 3, 2019 | HUG | A fountain sits in the backyard of Mike James — pieces of it a long way from their origins in Greece but with the most special significance. For almost five years, Mike and Beth James’ home was Athens, Greece, where they served as the directors for the Harding University in Greece (HUG) semester-abroad program from 2010-2016. During their first
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May University Leadership Update

May 30, 2019 | Harding University announced several leadership changes this spring across multiple colleges and departments. The faculty leadership changes are a result of the University’s commitment to developing faculty for leadership roles. Department chairs are appointed for a five-year term to provide continual academic leadership opportunities among faculty within the various departments and colleges. The appointment may be renewed at five years or
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HU honors outstanding faculty & staff

May 7, 2019 | Nine Harding University faculty members received Teacher Achievement Awards and eight staff members received Distinguished Service Awards at the annual faculty and staff dinner on campus Friday, April 26. These annual awards are presented to faculty members for demonstrating excellence in teaching and staff members who showcase great ability, dedicated service and outstanding contribution to the work and purpose of the
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